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Early Jewish Calendar Identified Among Dead Sea Scrolls

07/29 | A Dead Sea Scroll scholar at the University of Manchester in England has identified an early precursor to the traditional Jewish lunar calendar. In a 2,000-year-old fragmentary scroll known to   Read more…

Apostle Philip’s Tomb Found in Turkey

07/28 | Italian archaeologists working at the site of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey believe they have discovered the tomb of St. Philip, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles. According to excavator Francesco D’Andria,   Read more…

First Question Mark Identified in Syriac Manuscripts

07/27 | A Cambridge University scholar believes he has identified the earliest known use of a question mark. While studying fifth-and-sixth-century C.E. Biblical manuscripts written in Syriac, Chip Coakley, an ancient manuscript   Read more…

Horned Philistine Altar Discovered at Gath

07/26 | Archaeologists excavating at the Philistine site of Tell es-Safi/Gath in Israel’s southern coastal plain have discovered a rare horned altar dating to the ninth century B.C.E. The stone altar, which   Read more…

Golden Bell Possibly Worn by Temple Priest Found in Jerusalem

07/25 | A 2,000-year-old golden bell, perhaps worn by a Temple priest, was discovered last week by Israeli archaeologists excavating an ancient sewer line in Jerusalem’s Old City. The golden orb, which   Read more…

Biblical and Historical Jordan: Sites to See

07/23 | Delve into the history of a beautiful land with a rich connection to the Bible: Jordan. Sites to see include Petra, Bethany and Khirbat al-Mudayna where archaeologist discoveries illuminate Biblical   Read more…

An Unexpected Consequence of the Christian Crusades

07/23 | The Fihrist (meaning “the catalogue”) is a compendium of all of the significant written works on religion, the humanities and science available at the end of the first millennium A.D.   Read more…

The Grande Dame of Famous Archaeologists

07/23 | As attested in the biography by Miriam C. Davis, reviewed by Magen Broshi, British archaeologist Dame Kathleen Kenyon was one of the most famous archaeologists to excavate in the Holy   Read more…

Jerusalem History through the Eyes of One of its Excavators

07/23 | Ronny Reich’s book on excavating the City of David, reviewed by Jane Cahill West, is an opportunity to experience Jerusalem history through the eyes of one of it’s most noted   Read more…

The Spiritual Journey, Scholarship and Bible Interpretations of Philip J. King

07/23 | Biblical scholar and priest Philip J. King’s has written the book he “always wanted to write” about his spiritual journey, scholarship and Bible interpretations. Reviewed by James Strange.   Read more…


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